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    WinRAR v5.0

    Does anyone still use WinRAR or have you all switched to 7-Zip?

    Website / Download: (32-bit / 64-bit) / Changelog


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    I use 7-Zip. I've never liked WinZip. Plus 7-Zip is free…

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    7Zip, much better than WinRar and WinZip.

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    Winrar isn't free. 7zip is. Winrar is better at opening corrupt compressed files.

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    The new RAR 5.0 compression format is actually really good. The ISO below took 5m 52s to compress in WinRAR 5 and 8m 44s in 7-Zip. Both were set to the max compression level (Best/Ultra) with a 64MB dictionary. There is barely any difference in the size of the archives, but a big difference in the compression times.


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    I love and own Winrar, thanks for the heads up.

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    Cheers, winrar user here. Just preference really

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    @Arthur - How does peazip compare ref the same task ie max ultra compression with a 64mb dictionary

    http://peazip.sourceforge.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I love and own Winrar, thanks for the heads up.
    Likewise! It's been a favorite of mine for years.

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    Must admit I have always liked WinRAR over others but 7-zip being free makes it hard to justify the costs in education.



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